What is your greatest achievement?

What is your greatest achievement(s)?

Mine was walking 32km last Sunday with a group of friends.

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  • +22 votes

    Travelled the world in a backpack less than 6kg continously for 3 years and I have visited more than 500 cities

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      woaH!

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      Isn't that kinda lonely not being based with a solid group of friends etc.

      • +8 votes

        I don't travel like him and I still don't have any solid group of friends.

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        I see where you're coming from but that's not necessarily the case in this day and age though..

    • +3 votes

      Wow, how did you fit in the backpack?

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      fascinating!
      can you shed some more light on how you achieved this?!

  • +22 votes

    Coached my kid's under 10 basketball team and for the entire season, we let every team we played with WIN! This gotta be the record…

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    Waking up and going to work.

    Especially now that bubble warp is unpopable.

    I thought I struggled to understand the reason of life, but this tops it.

  • +2 votes

    Finished Metal Slug with one coin at our local arcade centre in 1996…

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      Screenshot or it didnt happen

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        Lol, I could actually do it almost every time I played as I memorised the entire game. I had university entrance exams that year and I needed something to procrastinate :)

  • +6 votes

    Losing ~30kg. Although I could have stopped myself from getting to that stage in the first place.

  • +3 votes

    Got level 99 agility in Runescape

  • +7 votes

    Woke up in the morning for work almost everyday for the past 20 years, only to suddenly wake up one day after a dream realising how much time I have lost doing menial work to sustain a meaningless lifestyle. Realising that is an achievement in its own right, right?

    • +1 vote

      What did you do about it?

      • +8 votes

        Went back to sleep.

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          LOL I think about this exact same thing all the time. You're exchanging the better part of your life for the pursuit of money. Your boss owns your ass from 9-5 Monday to Friday. It's just how it is. I wish I could do something about it too.

  • +14 votes

    Been to 106 countries

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      I have been to 3 and feel like a hero lol

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      That's amazing! Wish I could do that one day :)

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      I thought my 36 was a lot!

  • +1 vote

    2176 SR in Overwatch!

  • +2 votes

    Finally getting my follower count to two digits

  • +11 votes

    Recently, quitting a job that was making me miserable.
    Edit: and having saved up enough beforehand to actually do so.

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      I am thinking of doing the same…

      The job is making me very depressed :( Curious to know how much you've saved up for you to actually do that.

      • +1 vote

        more depressing having no job, and bills to pay… but you should look while working:) its a little easier

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        I can honestly say that it has been the best choice I've made in a while. I feel much healthier and happier than before.
        I saved up 1 years worth of salary before quitting. Also cut back on a lot of unneeded luxuries, so that money will stretch a bit longer.
        Been wanting to start my own thing for a while, so this gives me plenty of time, but worst case, why not drop down to PT while you're searching for something else?

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    Eating a whole Dominoes pizza in one sitting, with garlic bread.

  • +23 votes

    I had sex….with a girl…before I turned 30…and no money was exchanged.

  • +3 votes

    I've run two half marathons.

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      Don't you call that a marathon?

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    Fishing my first gran fondo, Amy's Gran Fondo in 2015

  • +3 votes

    Replying to this message whilst skydiving.

  • +2 votes

    preaching to my church congregation about bible prophecy

  • +5 votes

    Smashed a slab of VB in less than a day while watching TV.

  • +5 votes

    I noticed the "to do " list the Mrs. left for me on the pc this morning and I actually read it.

  • +1 vote

    Volunteering in the jungle for two months while living in a shit caravan throughout the French Winter.

  • +3 votes

    I've never bought an Eneloop.

  • +50 votes

    Late at night, I looked up and saw a guy sitting on the edge of a cliff (a known suicide spot) - my gut told me something was off, so I rung 000 then got in my car and drove up to the road at the top of the cliffs - I got there before the police did. I tried talking to the guy… he was going to jump. He was a mess, he had been crying and he was telling me he was done. The cops turned up 2 minutes later and got him to climb back onto the foothpath. Cops said I saved his life. I will never forget that night.

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      Nice.

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      Did they take him away?

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        Yep, the police said they were taking him to hospital under the mental health act

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          Good instincts.

          Thought about becoming a copper?

  • +6 votes

    Watching Real Madrid vs. Manchester City live at MCG Melbourne.

    Those two are my only favorite clubs, and it was impossible for me that I would ever go to Europe and watch them live because I am the poorest person on OZB. However, look at my luck that both of my favorite clubs got a max fixture in Melbourne against each other (not even with some other team or not even in Sydney or Adelaide). The luck doesn't stop there when the ticket window opened I did not purchase the ticket and decided to give a miss, but before a week or two, I started thinking about not miss this one-time opportunity and look for tickets on Ebay and Gumtree and guess what? I found a prestige ($350 ticket) and got it for $150 :) (He was unable to attend the game). Moreover, the game was International Champions Cup final between my two best clubs (between them my fav would be RM). I saw my hero Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a goal in reality, and he did his signature move celebration near our corner (I had one of the best location to enjoy the game it was a premium ticket). I also got to see my club Real Madrid lifting the trophy <3. What an evening it was, I got to see all the top player from both clubs (except Aguero) and their amazing gameplay. I felt so blessed and still do, that is the biggest time of my life. Thank you, everyone.

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      Just woke up after watching RM win UCL last night. #halamadrid

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      I was also at the game, but unlike you, didn't really cherish much of the moment haha. All I remember was the crowd booing at Sterling every time he touches the ball (recently transferred from Liverpool).

      Now just need to wait for Barca (messi and co) to come around.

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        Yes, I do remember too how Sterling was booed every time he touched the ball. Haha late in the game, people started throwing paper planes XD (I was sitting in lower area).

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      I will be watching the Brazil vs Argentina game this coming Friday at the MCG. Australian oval stadiums are, unfortunately, terrible for rectangular soccer matches :( From where I am sitting, I may not even be able to tell if Messi is on the pitch…

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        I can't agree more and you should try to pick a corner side it will have better viewing angle. Have fun will be a great match (I want to see magical Messi play live with my eyes once too).

  • +8 votes

    Bought a unit but wasn't receiving water bills. Read up on it and found out they could only back charge a year's worth of bills. After 3 years they charged me for a year = 2 years worth of free water

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      I've had 4 years worth of gas for free so far. I even told them you aren't charging me for usage, only daily supply. I bet they think they're billing some idiot that doesn't use any gas…

  • +1 vote

    For a walking achievement I walked the Oxfam Trailwalker when it did the last reverse direction (to Brooklyn, not from it, so it is a slow 100km incline walk out of Sydney Harbour). My team wasn't built for speed as we had a number of 50 year olds in the team, but we did the walk in about 38 hours I think? Raised 20k along the way as well.

  • +2 votes

    I am software developer by profession and i worked 55 hours straight (without sleeping!) to complete a my first software project for a client back in 2005.

    I could feel the veins of my eyeballs back in the head cramping after I finished that project but it was a hell of a good feeling to accomplish a challenge!

    • +1 vote

      your code must have been awesome after 24 hours awake…

  • +1 vote

    Being a materialistic person, purchased my dream camera and own a couple of luxury watches. Now time to earn more money…

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      What's your dream camera?

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        Leica M-E with some lenses.

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          Certainly more portable than my dream cameras. Good buy.

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      What watches?

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        IWC Pilot Chronograph Le Petit Prince
        Omega Seamaster James Bond
        Around three to four Seikos. nothing too fancy, but i like the designs.

        Almost bought a Jochen benzinger for $11k, but was talked out of it. Also cancelled a reservation for a Rolex Skydweller since I was talked out of it. I should be saving for a mortgage.

        People want memories and experience so they travel around. I enjoy looking at my watch spin in a watch winder :D

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          I like your IWC, I can't say I'm a big fan of any Seamaster. If I get an Omega, my first one will be the classic Moon watch.

          I always thought that getting a nice watch would want me to get more, however, at this stage, I'm perfectly happy with my Rolex Sub Ceramic. It's a watch that I wear everywhere. I've had it for about 3 years now and there's only been a handful of days where I haven't worn it.

          Previous watches include Tag, Montblanc Timewalker (still own) and the general cheapo watches. I'm thinking of selling the Montblanc because it doesn't get used.

          I don't think I'm going to buy any more watches until pay off the mortgage and kids finish school (15 years). My goal is to then buy myself a Patek Philippe Nautilus. Maybe earlier if I win the lottery.

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          @JB1:

          Moonwatch is always the most sought after and probably my next buy too after a tag monaco. speaking of tags, i'll only buy two tags in my life. vintage carrera and modern monaco. However, i haven't done much research about the new calibre 11.

          Yeah - a nautilus is always good for the collection. same as a AP RO Offshore. the watch of the celebrities.

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    Soon it will be "Graduated with Ph.D in Science".

    Is there anything higher to achieve than a Ph.D in a Scientific field?
    Except for say becoming president of a country?

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      Yes, accidentally stepping on a gold key. Refer post below.

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      There's a post-doctorate degree called DSC

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      Depends on the science and the institution. Ph.Ds in the soft, survey sciences like psychology are a dime a dozen. Kudos to you if your Ph.D is in the practical, hard sciences and gets used/makes money. I've seen two Ph.D holders in psych that didn't know how many litres in a cubic metre, wrong by 90%.

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        They answer 100L or 10,000L?

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          100L. It does bother me, as it demonstrates not only bad basic estimation, but also no understanding of cube roots and no mathematical problem solving. You can know the answer, you can work out the answer, or you can be a stunned mullet.

          It puzzles me that psychology students can't unlock 100% of their own brain power and excel in every single field.

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          @Frugal Rock:

          It would bother me too. Even if you don't ahve great maths skills, you should be able to visualise 100 cartons of milk.

    • +1 vote

      Is there anything higher to achieve than a Ph.D in a Scientific field?
      Except for say becoming president of a country?

      already got the smugness.

  • +40 votes

    Wet and wild gold coast. I was 15 walking past the pirate kiddie pool i looked down saw a giant gold plastic key (because i steped on it) i was thinking "daaa faaaaq is this sh*t?!" and then a kid shouted "he found they key!!" then 300 kids were shouting "omg! He found the key" then a guy in a pirate suit on a stage that i didnt know was there asked me to come up. While people were cheering. he congratulated me and gave me a ton of Prizes and vouchers. Aparently it was a game for kids like 6 and under but since they all started shouting that i found the key. Even as reluctant as pirate guy clearly was. He had to give me the prizes :p …… Im 29 and that is still my greatest achievement. Accidently winning a scavenger hunt that was ment for 6 year olds.

    • +3 votes

      Up-voted because "daaa faaaaq is this sh*t?!"

    • +3 votes

      this is great. thanks for the laugh.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks for sharing ego… great story :).

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    Nevis bungy in New Zealand. Swore I’d never bungy in my life but yolo.

  • +3 votes

    Getting to a six figure salary without going to university.

    Essentially doubled my salary twice within a few years.

  • +1 vote

    running home at half time at a soccer match between man city and melbourne victory to do a dump and make it back before 2nd half kick off.

  • +15 votes

    Won the sperm race

  • +7 votes

    Made it on the newspaper with a photo of the then PM Tony Abbott holding a coffee and arm on my shoulder. Third pic down in the link :)
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/our-first-world-wa...

    • -5 votes

      I reckon you need to set your standards a lot higher on 2 levels ie Tony Abbott, and the Terrorgraph.

    • -6 votes

      This thread is about your highest achievement, not your lowest humiliation.
      Get with the program bro.

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      I'm no fan of the Mad Monk by any stretch, but to get a photo of yourself with a current PM is pretty good!
      You should contact the newspaper and ask for a proper print photo. Regardless of his popularity in general, you can tell the kids that's a photo with the actual PM at the time!

      • +1 vote

        Thanks UFO. I originally contacted them for a high resolution copy, but they wanted $249 for JUST the file, unless anywhere here works at Newspix :(

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          $250!?!

          Tellem their dreamin!

      • +1 vote

        …but to get a photo of yourself with a current PM is pretty good!

        I personally consider Abbott very much the exception to this particular principle.

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          I do completely understand mate… I almost vomited when I saw him elected. But maybe because he was so bad that's another reason to have a picture. It's like Trump (another moron). I reckon I'd be pretty chuffed with having a photo with him- and its got nothing to do with admiration. Maybe if I could get two fingers on his head somehow as 'bunny ears'… now that would be awesome!

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          @UFO:

          Maybe we can meet half way.

          If UncleMurphy can kind of accidently trigger the untimely demise of the said Abbott, then OK, not only will i concede the photo has some value, at least as evidence, but i will also personally donate $10,000 to my favourite charity.

          I once shook the hand of Gough Whitlam - you can't even get them now. No photo, but it happened.

          Hmm, i also once shook the hand of the Dessicated Coconut, but let's not talk about that…

  • +1 vote

    my greatest achievement?
    checking for deals on ozbargain posts every day. that gotta be worth something…right?

  • +1 vote

    This was quite sometime ago, but I won a box of TimTams, when the new flavours first came out. There were 6/8 new flavours, and we were some of the first to have tasted it.

    A couple years ago I came second in designing the Melbourne KitKat, the head of the team said mine was her favourite but it was team vote. Sadly I didn't check the picture the 'tog took and he only took one, and it's blurry!

    At some point in between timtams and kitkats I won tickets to a tour of the krispy kreme factory! They don't normally do tours.

  • +5 votes

    I ate a hungry jacks family meal in 30 min

  • +1 vote

    Year 5 - came second in long jump and made it to regional. There were only two competitors. Didn't end up going to regional.

  • +8 votes

    It's a bit of story for me.

    I came to Australia 8 years ago with only $500 in my pocket. Three years ago after finishing my studies I was driving past Bmw and told myself the only time I'll go in to buy one.

    I did it this Friday. Took me blood sweat tears and lot of orbargain but I got my own house and now I got my own x6.

    Can't be more proud of myself.

    Can't disclose job due to privacy reasons

    • +2 votes

      Job= blending curries? Privately?